There are many reasons to get involved with the StopWrex Don’t Distracted Drive program.
As we know, distracted driving can affect anyone – and everyone. Within your school and your community, you can take action. Imagine you are personally the catalyst for a school-wide movement against distracted driving and saving lives!
You get to take action now. Well-implemented and run distracted driving programs can make a difference by changing bad habits. Teens and young adults are the most impacted by distracted driving, but everyone bears responsibility, from teens to adults. With a teen program, your involvement and leadership can support safety improvements and emphasize the positives of distracted driving programs within your community.
Laws that restrict cell phone usage while driving are important. A highly-visible distracted driving campaign can put laws in place and action by creating new laws when important regulations to end phone distractions are missing. The StopWrex campaign message can create a positive impact on communities and affect their inclination to get on board.
For example, local law enforcement can support in the fight against distracted driving. Due to the widespread recognition that distracted driving is dangerous, they will be more likely to become involved in a StopWrex campaign, whether it be by attending meetings, promoting anti-distracted driving messaging in the community, or by agreeing to more diligence with the enforcement of state laws. Although there are many hot button issues currently in the law and political landscape today, distracted driving is a serious problem that everyone, regardless of political stance, can get behind.
Implementing a distracted driving program at your school, local youth center, or by talking about the StopWrex program with sports teams, clubs, and other peer groups, you can help educate young drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. Young people will guide the future, correct? By tackling distracted driving head-on and conversing about the issue with your peers, bad behaviors can be curtailed before they even begin.
Learning to drive as a teenager is exciting. You first get your permit and can drive with your parents in the car, allowing a little sense of freedom. Of course, you are on your best behavior and are just doing whatever it takes to convince your parents you are mature enough to get your license – and possibly borrow a car to drive to and from school, sports, and your friends’ houses. However, it seems like when this permit stage is over and teens finally get their license, the bad habits begin.
When teens are left alone in their vehicles or are driving with friends, there is a higher likelihood they will be distracted – whether it be by changing the music, talking to their friend, or reaching for food and drink. The phone, at this point, can become the disastrous tipping point! In order to stop these dangerous habits before they are ingrained in a teen’s “normal” car-driving experience, educating young drivers from the permit stage to the early days of “solo driving” is an important step to prevent the onset of carelessness on the road.
Conversation and awareness won’t hurt anyone – dialog is important! Speaking about issues can create that “aha” driving moment where you are on the road, about to make a poor decision, and just say “no” to a bad move.
The overarching goal of the StopWrex campaign is to make the roads and sidewalks safer for everyone – for teen drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians. By following the campaign and enforcing the distracted driving program, the desired outcome is reducing any injuries or deaths that might have previously occurred from distracted and dangerous driving.